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city about $200,000 a year and saves a lot of grief for those whose bikes have been stolen. that's going to do it for me. i'm fredricka whitfield. brooke baldwin up next in the "newsroom." inside the rift with russia. why president obama is pulling the plug on his one on one with vladimir putin. i'm brooke baldwin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. -- captions by vitac -- after usher's son nearly drowns, the singer's ex wants a court to step in. allegations of torture, abuse and murder at a reform school. bodies of boys never found. but florida is making a dramatic move to change that. >> let's take all of these boys, white boys, black boys, join them together. plus, did a dad make the right move in addressing his daughter's suspected kidnapper? >> if you have a chance, you take it. you run. and a college professor's
deep, dark secret revealed. years ago he murdered his entire family. and today the mayor wants him gone. but the school and students, well -- >> he's very intelligent. he's almost a genius. thank you so much for starting your hour with me. i'm brooke baldwin. take that, putin. no summit. barack obama is backing out of that big meeting planned for moscow, marking a new hard line from the white house. he's likening russia's leaders to soviet style despits and expressing disappointment in moscow's decision not to hand over snowden. take a look at this statement. we have informed a russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. russia's disappointing decision
to grant edward snowden temporary asylum was also a factor. here was the president just last night with jay leno. >> were you surprised that russia granted snowden asylum? >> i was disappointed. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a lawbreaker or an alleged lawbreaker in their country, we evaluate it and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us. and in some ways it's reflective of some underlying challenges that we've had with russia lately. >> so no september summit. did you notice in that interview with jay leno, no attempt by the president, no attempt whatsoever to ingratiate himself with moscow. >> there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president
putin is, that's the past. and, you know, we've got to think about the future. and there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to cooperate more effectively than we do. >> yeah. putin seems to me like one of those old school kgb guys. >> well, he headed up the kgb. >> well, that's what i mean. >> so as we said, take that. no september summit. the president has just backed out. with me now from washington, jake tapper. chief washington correspondent and host of "the lead." also from irvine california, bob baer, former cia. gentlemen, i have to confess here. i missed the cold war. bob baer, let me ask you, does this bring back any memories? >> oh, absolutely. putin is an unreconstructed kgb officer. he thinks the cold war is still on. he's looking at snowden as a great victory over the united states. and he's going to squeeze everything he can out of it. so why should the president go to moscow and just add to his propaganda theater?
>> jake? >> well, the reason that they -- they canceled the summit obviously ultimately it looks as though edward snowden was the straw that broke the camel's back. but senior administration officials tell me that they were already thinking very seriously about canceling it because they hadn't made any inroads in negotiating with putin and the russians when it came to missile defense, when it came to reducing the numbers of missiles, when it came to economic and trade agreements, when it came to human rights. the relationship is pretty bad. i asked senior administration officials what exactly the president meant when he talked about them slipping back into cold war mentality. i was told the number one way that they view the russians as being -- holding on to this cold war mentality is when it comes to negotiating the missile defense treaty. that the russians still believe that the americans have some sort of nefarious intent enwhwht comes to building strategic missile defense. they tend to view the relationship continually as a
rivalry when the obama administration doesn't see it that way. >> okay. so that's what the administration is telling you and your sources. we know about edward snowden. the president's clear, you know, he's clearly disappointed with that. we know about this big dispute over syria. russia's still backing president bashar al assad. you have this arms control stalemate. now we have, as i know, jake, you and i have been reporting on this, this international outrage at russia's new laws that target gays and lesbians. let me play one more clip. this is, again, the president with jay leno. >> suddenly homosexuality is against the law. this seems like germany. let's round up the jews, let's round up the gays, you round up the blacks. why is not more of the world out raged at this? >> i've been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people's basic freedoms, that
whether you are tdiscriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating, you know, the basic morality that i think should transcend every country. and i have no patience for countries that try to treat gays and lesbians or transgendered persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them. >> strong words from the president, right? the two words, no patience for countries that discriminate against gays and lesbians. tapper, are we about to see another huge struggle with the russians over human rights here? >> well, i mean, the obama administration is always pushing when it comes to human rights. that's one of the reasons i think that the russians have granted ed snowden asylum. so that they can push back and say, look, the shoe is on the other foot. here's somebody who claims he would be discriminated against
if he were in the united states. something else interesting president obama said in that answer to jay leno was he talked about all the african countries that he's visited where there is horrific discrimination against gays and lesbians and how this is something that needs to change on an international basis. i don't think -- i do think there will be something of a showdown when it comes to the olympics, not just with the u.s. but with other countries as well. i don't think there's going to be any major push when it comes to gays and lesbians, u.s. versus russia. >> jake tapper, bob baer, thank you very much. jake, we'll check back with you next hour. the president will be speaking? california at camp pendleton. watch jake every day 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. her husband gave his life battling wildfires. one of 19 elite firefighters known as the granite mountain hot shots. remember this tragic story? this was back in late june. now his widow is battling an arizona city for the benefits she says her husband earned.
she is julie ann ashcraft. she says her family should get the lifetime health insurance and salary full time firefighters in the city of prescott receive. the city says some of the hot shots were considered, quote, unquote, seasonal employees and, therefore, not eligible for the payouts. >> i wanted to be able to just spend time with my family. i want to be able to grieve the loss of my husband. that's what's been the worst part. my son started school on monday. every chance i get, every time he comes home and i pick him up, i'm rushed off to another meeting. there's a lot of these administrative things i'm trying to take care of. i don't get to enjoy my children the way that i want to. i don't get to make sure that they're okay going through this the way that i want to. it's been incredibly stressful. lumped on top of something tragic. i can't wait for the resolve of it. >> so the city of prescott says it is following its policy. stay with us. we're going to talk about this and analyze this legally. what rights does chshe have.
next hour. meantime the nationwide search for a 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother has now gone international. mexico is now involved in the hunt for hannah and ethan handerson who have been missing since their mother's body was found sunday inside a burning home in boulevard, california. this is near the mexican border. a source close to this investigation tells cnn that the second body found inside that home is, quote, unquote, consistent with an 8-year-old child. so you have this desperate man hunt under way. a nationwide amber alert is in its second full day for a 2013 blue nissan versa with california tags. and take a good look at this with me. this is the man police believe is the driver. this is james dimaggio. a long time friend of the andersons who's known both of
these kids since they were born. at a vigil just yesterday the children's father and a cousin spoke about this man. >> the gentleman that was a friend of ours for a long time has taken everything. hannah will come back and ethan and tina, i love you both. we all love you. >> jim, if you're watching this, please don't hurt my family. and my only little cousins. please bring my cousin home. >> marc klaas lost his daughter, polly, to a sexual predator who snatched her from her bedroom in 1993. he joins me live. marc, nice to see you again. in reading about this story i keep thinking about this father and going back to his words we saw on camera just yesterday.
just as the parent of a once missing child, how are you prepared by police to -- to, you know, talk to a kidnapper via tv cameras? >> well, when i was involved in the disappearance of my daughter, they were telling parents to go sit by the telephone and wait for the -- wait for the ransom call to come in. so, i mean, there really wasn't any backup for me. but i think that this dad did an incredible job. i mean, he did what he had to do. he addressed his daughter specifically and gave her the action plan. if you have an opportunity, get out of there and we'll find you. >> that's exactly right. that was the one thing that really jumped out at a lot of us. let me play that in case our viewers missed it. this is the father talking to hannah. >> hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >> you run.
you will be found. heaven forbid you find yourself in a situation like this, marc. what is the right thing to say? is there a right thing? >> well, i think that he did say the right thing. i mean, first of all, he's been betrayed by a good friend who murdered his wife, possibly his son. and now has stolen his daughter. he exercised a tremendous amount of restraint. i'm sure he wishes he could have just reached through the camera and wrung this character's neck. i think he did a very good job. i think the most important aspect of it was that he went straight to his daughter and addressed her and gave her the action plan. >> and, marc, a lot of people in k california were shocked when this amber alert went off on their cell phones. right? this was the first time this was done on a statewide level in california. i want to show our viewers who are sort of learning about this,
dennis, come on over and i can show you how to turn it on or turn it off. if you have an iphone, for example, find settings. then you go to notifications. you scroll all the way down. you can see all my apps. all the way down. see where it says amber alert and emergency alerts on the very bottom? amber alert? you can turn it off. mine doesn't want to turn off. mine's on. with this, though, mark, i hear you are not too impressed by this amber alert technology. why is that? >> well, first of all, i think people have got to quit whining about this. i think that the rollout in california was pretty abysmal. i think it should be more geographically located than state located. i think given the circumstances, they should have probably done a 200-mile radius distribution on that. i know i received it very late at night. as did my wife. we had no idea it was coming. we were rather alarmed by it. and we were unable to really
find out any more information about it. so there are definitely steps that can be taken to improve this. but if you don't like it, you can do just as you explained. k go into your settings and turn it off for most things. >> marc klaas, thank you so much as always for your perspective. we so appreciate you. coming up next, just hours after usher's son nearly drowns in a swimming pool, the singer's ex-wife is asking the court to step in. my legal panel debates this custody battle. plus, today in cleveland, as crews demolish ariel castro's nightmare home, one of his victims makes an emotional appearance. >> nobody was there for me when i was missing. and i want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength. they can have hope. d as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it,
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breaking news. we have live pictures of philadelphia airport. we can pull them up. i can just tell you there has been a plane that has just landed about 20 minutes ago into the airport in philadelphia. made this emergency landing. here you go. live pictures from wpbi. us airways flight. it began in shannon, ireland.
just landed in philadelphia. according to this person, received a threat. we don't have details as far as where this threat came from, who made this threat. police are on the scene. you can see buses by the plane. a number of emergency vehicles. as soon as we get more information on this, again, threat made to this flight coming from ireland, landing in philadelphia. as soon as we get more information, we will pass it along to you from there. now a judge has ordered r & b pop star usher raymond to appear in a court friday afternoon after his ex-wife asked for an emergency custody hearing following their son's near death accident. tameka foster just lost her 11-year-old son who was usher's stepson. that was in a boating accident last year. then just this past monday, she and usher get a phone call that their 5-year-old son, usher raymond v, nearly drown in a pool at usher's home.
little usher got his arm caught in the pool drain. usher's aunt and a housekeeper noticed he got stuck. they couldn't get him out so two sound technicians at the home rushed in and saved him. >> my nephew was in the pool. and he -- he went and i couldn't get him. i couldn't. i couldn't get him. i tried to get him. and they got him out, they're doing cpr on him. he's 5 years old. >> okay. stay with me. is he awake? >> huh? >> is he breathing? >> is he breathing? is he breathing? he's breathing. yes, ma'am. >> usher, who has primary custody of his two sons, wasn't home at the time. that is one of the many issues his ex-wife now is bringing up when it comes to his parenting and in this fight. speaking on behalf of foster her attorney filed a motion saying the minor children are at risk while in the care of third party care givers, and it is not in the best interest of the minor
children to be left alone with third party care givers while petitioner travels around the world for his work related obligations. let's talk about this. on the case today we have criminal defense attorney darren kavinoky and former criminal prosecutor faith jenkins. good to see both of you. darren, let me begin with you. you have this ex-wife here. kids are the number one priority. i know that. you have this ex-wife. she's demanding temporary custody. does what happened with the pool on monday give her an advantage? >> well, maybe. i mean, certainly in the court of public opinion, it doesn't make usher look good. brooke, you're exactly right that ultimately what controls in a case like this is what's in the best interest of the child. and since there was an original court order that gave primary custody to usher, what we now have to be dealing with is whether or not there are sufficient changed circumstances to warrant revisiting that -- that previously ordered arrangement. and at the end of the day, even
though this was a horrible accident, i don't know that this is the kind of thing that's going to warrant that kind of massive change. it's unforeseeable that this would have altered had the child been in her custody rather than usher's. this is just one of those freak accidents. chalk it up to stuff happens. but it is a great opportunity for her to get back into court to try and shake things up. >> well, whether it's stuff happens or not, you have this ex-wife saying, you know, this child is in the nanny's custody too much. faith, let me just read you part of the motion saying usher would rather have, quote, the nanny raise the children than his ex-wife, even when he's out of town. i mean, when you look at the custody battle she lost, can he continue to shut her out of the parenting here? >> well, especially when you have a 5-year-old who is now in icu who's had a near death experience. she's arguing this wasn't just an accident. she's blaming this on negligence and lack of adult supervision. and using the example of usher
not being around, not being there again, and using that example of why she should now get custody of these children. it is a change of circumstances. now you have harm to a child. now you have a 5-year-old who's in icu. that is going to be a significant argument. i think this judge is going to look at custody and re-evaluate the situation based upon the seriousness of this incident. >> as we mentioned -- >> hang on. >> quickly, darren. >> yeah. the circumstances haven't changed. it's not like usher has this new gig which is now all the sudden causing him to travel the world. this has been a long standing career for usher. so i don't know that this is going to be the kind of thing that will cause the judge to alter the order. >> we'll see what happens. >> there's a 5-year-old in icu. >> we'll see what happens on friday, you two. darren kavinoky and faith jenkins b see you next hour. coming up next, it was a prison for three women for a decade. and now it has been demolished. the house where ariel castro held these three young women is
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moments before cleveland kidnapper ariel castro's home was destroyed forever, survivor michelle knight celebrated by releasing yellow balloons up into the air. knight says these yellow balloons are symbolic. are symbolic of hope for every missing child everywhere. now that home on seymour avenue, gone. it was a gruesome reminder for the city, for this neighborhood, of the heinous crimes committed inside. three women kept as sex slaves, chained up, beaten, starved and now they're free. survivor michelle knight showed her incredible determination to thrive. she says there is hope for every missing person. >> give the missing people strength and power to know that they are loved. we hear their cries. they are never forgotten in my
heart. they are caterpillars, waiting to turn into a butterfly. why it was important to be here today is because nobody was there for me when i was missing. and i want the people out there to know, including the mothers, that they can have strength. they can have hope. and their child will come back. >> incredible to see her out there today. martin savidge, of course, you know her brave words last week in court. also, martin, we know gina dejesus's aunt, she was actually manning the controls for that first strike on this home. what did she say to you? >> reporter: let me tell you, i'll begin, the work crews were all set. they had the equipment there. the big excavator still behind us, they've been going seven hours. they came to some of the family they knew were across the street. they said who wants to take the first swipe? the aunt said, me. and she literally went across the street, climbed into the cab, had a little coaching from one of the wrecking crew.
then she brought this just claw down with a really satisfying crunching sound on the roof. which triggered just a cheer amongst all those watching. she came out, and i went up to her and i said, how did it feel? and she said, it felt great. then she burst into tears. it was really, you know, kind of this release, i guess, cathartic, maybe. but she said that it's closure. that's what she kept repeating. it's closure. remember, it's not just the three women who are victimized here. their families for so long had feared that they were lost. so many have suffered. glad to see that go. >> good for her. helping destroy this home. here you will have this -- this -- what will replace this home on seymour avenue, martin? do we know? >> reporter: we're getting a sense of things. first of all, there are two other houses right next door that have been boarded up and been an eyesore for some time. they're going to come down over
the next couple of days as well. which means you've got a large space there that the community is going to try to figure out what to do with. talk of maybe a park, talk of maybe a playground. what they all will say is it's really the first choice of the young ladies themselves to determine what they would like to see there. michelle knight has already made it known she would like to see the statue of an angel. again, symbolic of hope. wipe away thoughts of horror. the last thing i heard the councilman for this area said in a couple of weeks they're having a big block party for everyone on this street and for the victims' families. nobody else. no media absolutely invited. their final chance to really say, we are finished with that dark chapter. >> finished. done. martin savidge, thank you so much for all your reporting for us in cleveland. we appreciate it. coming up next, new clues in a decades old mystery. >> these are children who came here and died for one reason or
another. quite literally have just been lost in the woods. it's about restoring dignity and helping -- if not putting a name to them, at least marking them and acknowledging that they're here. >> what a mystery this one is. the governor of florida, his cabinet, has now made this major decision on this mass grave site at a boys school. that's next.
bottom of the hour. i'm brooke baldwin. cher ca they are called the lost boys. florida's dozier school decades ago never heard from again. now the state of florida, the governor, his wcabinet has just approved the move to find out what happened to some of them. the governor of florida, rick scott and his team, issued an order to dig up unmarked graves at this reform school that shut down in 2011. it was a place of brutality
according to students on hand when the cabinet gave its approval just yesterday. >> beat me so bad, my butt, my back was black and blue. bleeding. >> cnn's ed lavandera has been following the dozier saga for us for the last five years. speaking with more of the men who once attended this school. >> reporter: the accused former school leaders of beatings, sexual abuse and even murder. which brings us to this cemetery on the school grounds. the bodies of 31 boys are buried here. florida authorities claim they know how all the boys died. some killed in a fire. others in flu epidemic. nothing criminal. new research shows other bodies could be buried in this area, too. and dozens of former students and families say that's proof of a more sinister story hidden in these woods. back in the early 1960s, the leader of the boys reform school had a local boy scout troop come in here and clean up the cemetery. they put up these 31 crosses.
but now a team of anthropologists over the last year has been going through all of this area, cleared out all of the woods around here, and they're finding the possibility of many more grave shafts, which is only leading to the mystery of what happened here in mariana. the research project led by university of south florida anthropologist erin kimmerle turned up additional grave sites during months of searching the grounds. kimmerle says as many as 18 more bodies could be buried here and the research team believes a second cemetery could be hidden on the school grounds. >> we've got something right there. >> we've found burials within the marked -- current marked cemetery. and then we've found burials that extend beyond that. >> reporter: kimmerle has traveled the world investigating war crimes for the united nations. searching for mass graves in places like yugoslavia and peru. >> have you done just this area, or has all of it? >> all of it.
>> reporter: her team used high-tech equipment to scan into the ground. all the red you see suggests the location of possible grave sites. >> it is important to find all of the boys that were buried there. i mean, they're practically crawling out of their graves, crying out, help remember me. >> joining me now, you just saw her in the piece. here she is, forensic anthropologist erin kimmerle. ear erin, you have been working on this for quite some time, gotten to know these families very well. why has this become so personal for you? >> well, we started this research in 2011. in the course of it have just come to know some of these families and worked with them over the past two years. and so gone with them through this process. and giving them the news yesterday was just a nice step to take. >> once these -- presumably these bodies one by one begin to be exhumed, what do you hope to learn, to find? >> well, we've been able to put
together a picture of what went on there by looking through the historic records, talking to many former employees and men that were sent there as boys. but what excavation allows us to do is put together that physical evidence that goes with those stories and really understand who these boys were, literally identify them. know exactly how many are there and hopefully what happened to them. our ultimate goal is to identify them and return them to families. >> the biggest mystery here, this school, this was the '40s, '50s, '60s. a lot of the school leaders are no longer alive. the biggest mystery has been what happened to them, right? >> that's right. the first recorded burials are from 1914. >> wow. >> but we don't have systemic records for the first 19 years. and so the story begins in 1900. and the last recorded burial was
1952. >> and on the flip side, you know, you have the state of florida. the year was 2008. they investigated. found no evidence that the boys died because of criminal conduct. couldn't find evidence of physical abuse. what evidence other than talking to these survivors, you know, in present day, do you have that really indicates otherwise? >> well, in terms of those allegations, i think that when you look back really since the school began in 1903 until it closed, there were many state and also federal investigations. and there were even congressional hearings in which former students and employees and actually in the 1950s and '60s, many employees talked about what went on in terms of corporal punishment and abuse. so some -- some part of it is just bringing out those records. you know, that also occurred in a time when there wasn't national media. it may be that, you know, they've been sort of lost in archives. so it's about pulling that
forward as well to put together that history. >> and just finally, quickly, when does the exhumation begin? >> we plan to start later this month. we're pulling everything together now and getting our team ready. >> okay. dr. erin kimmerle, thank you. we'll follow along. so much of this may not even be able to identify these boys, but it's about dignity and putting them in marked graves. thank you very much. coming up next, a popular professor with a hidden past. >> pretty intelligent. he's almost a genius. he could lecture for hours without notes. he just knows everything off the top of his head. >> we will take you to this college campus where a trusted, respected professor kept a deadly secret. your trading to a higher level,g tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then schwab is the place to trade. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 call 1-888-577-5750 or visit to tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 learn how you can earn up to 300 commission-free online trades tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 for six months with qualifying net deposits. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 see how easy and intuitive it is to use tdd#: 1-800-345-2550
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this next story absolutely gave me the chills. the same goes for a lot of you as well. it's caught fire online.
reaction from the folks directly involved. remember this college professor, murdered his family 46 years ago, kept the whole thing a secret from his boss? in just a couple of weeks he goes back to the classroom to teach his students. james wolcott was 15 years old when he sniffed glue, grabbed a rifle, killed his parents and sister. years later he changed his name, got a job teaching psychology. you know what? his employer is standing behind him. even after learning about his murderous past. cnn's ted rowlands has more on the story. >> reporter: august 4th, 1967, inside this home in georgetown, texas, police found the bodies of a college professor, his wife and their 17-year-old daughter. within hours, 15-year-old james wolcott admitted he'd killed his family using this .22 caliber rifle. wolcott told police he hated his parents and sister and claimed he'd been sniffing glue in the weeks before he murdered them. the story sent shock waves
through the small town and made headlines around the country. the next year james wolcott was tried as an adult but was found not guilty by reason of insanity. seven years after that, in 1974, he was deemed sane and set free. after that, wolcott seemed to just disappear. until a texas newspaper reporter tracked him down here in the central illinois town of decatur where he's been teaching psychology. at millikin university for the past 27 years. here he is now. his name is dr. james st. james. he's the head of the psych department at millikin and a student favorite. >> he's very intelligent. he's almost a genius. he could lecture for hours without notes. and he just knows everything off the top of his head. >> reporter: some people are upset st. james didn't tell the university about his past when he was hired. decatur city councilman jerry dawson told the local newspaper, quote, if i were a parent and my kids were going to millikin,
that's something i would want to know. the university, though, is standing by st. james, saying given the traumatic experiences of his childhood, dr. st. james's effort to rebuild his life and obtain a successful professional career have been remarkable. there are some people who want him to step down. what are you thoughts? >> i think he should stay. he's been a great professor. he has no reason to leave unless he does something here. you know, he has no reason to step down. >> reporter: we tried to contact st. james, who's now 61, at his home and by e-mail but got no response. even with his secret now out, the university is expecting he'll be back in the classroom when school resumes at the end of the month. ted rowlands, cnn, decatur, illinois. coming up, a lot of you talking about a couple of moments in the sports world from this bench clearing brawl where the only punches thrown were on twitter. plus, the manning brothers.
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up by the nationals. nationals are out of the race completely. they have a little fight left. >> i'm wondering who's manning the twitter pages for both these teams and if they're in trouble. i guess we'll wait and see. let me move on. i just really have to get to the wraps. they have won mvp super bowls. they are considered football royalty. no one would ever mistake the manning brothers for rappers. or would they? roll it. >> eli, who are you talking to? >> i'm not talking. i'm watching football. >> watching football? >> yeah. with directv nfl sunday ticket max you can watch every game every sunday afternoon on any device like your computer, tablet or phone. >> football? on your phone? >> football on your phone. ♪ it's football on your phone, it's football on your phone ♪ >> it's football on your phone, that's what i said ♪ ♪ it's football on your phone, you can watch it in bed ♪
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want to show you a picture. kind of a wish you were here sort of deal. what do you think. look at this with me. somewhere near the grand canyon? maybe the badlands? north dakota? siberia, perhaps? nope, nope and nope. you said it right, though, if you guessed this is mars. nasa's curiosity rover has been up there now for an entire year collecting soil samples, cruising the martian surface,
sending these awesome pictures back to us. chad myers, we've been talking about this thing for quite a while and following its progress. what in the last, you know, 365 days as it's rolled around, what more do we now know about mars? >> i think we lose perspective on how much this thing has actually found. the importance of what they have found. the stream bed with pebbles that are round because there was water. >> that was a biggy. >> pushing those pebbles down the stream. probably a foot and a half of liquid water going down the stream making the pebbles. maybe a billion years ago. but at some point in time, the martian planet, the red planet, was habitable. there was some possibility of something living there. and then they went and they drilled a hole. remember this hole? took seven minutes but really took seven months to get it all to work out. when they found out and they drilled through it, it's not red at all. it's actually a gray planet. it's only red because that's rust. that's the iron on top that's turned red. that's why it's rusty. the rest of the planet isn't just a bunch of red stuff. you see layers upon layers of
those layers from volcanos, from water rushing down and depositing it. if you go down like the american west, do you get older and older in the martian past every time you go down another layer? there's a lot more to go. >> incredible to see. the pictures. then i can't believe it was a year ago the gpl out in california. i love this picture. we see it over my shoulder. some 57 light years away this bright pink planet. >> yes, it is. >> look at that. i've never seen anything like that. >> it is the first time they found something so small, such small mass that is with the visual imageer, the subaru telescope in hawaii, not just some radiotelescope finding light waves or beams coming back, but literally colors coming back with it as well. they believe it's pink and you can go out and take a look at it if you have a great, great telescope, somewhere in virgo. it's 57 light years away. they say because it's a planet not making its own light it's,
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inside the rift with russia. why president obama is pulling the plug on his one on one with vladimir putin. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the white nfl player who used the "n" word returns to the field. i'll talk to a former player about how the locker room might receive him. a widow of a hotshot firefighter killed in the yarnell hill fire fights for full benefits. >> this is unfathomable. it's disappointing. i've been shocked at how the city officials have treated my family. plus, did a dad make the right move in addressing his daughter's suspected kidnapper? >> you have a chance, you take it. you run. and tonight, someone could
win more than 400 million power ball bucks. but the odds are historically but the odds are historically better in one state. -- captions by vitac -- and we continue on hour two with me here on cnn. i'm brooke baldwin. want to start in southern california where we have now learned a $1 million bond has been set for the man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother. this is just in to us from san diego superior court. this manhunt has now stretched into mexico. new information into cnn suggests that only hannah anderson may have been abducted. a source close to this investigation tells cnn that a second body found inside a burned home along with the children's mother is, quote, consistent with that of an 8-year-old child. let me show you this picture. look long and hard at this guy. police are looking for him.
this is james di maggio. described as a long time family friend of the andersons who has known both of these kids ever since they were born. yesterday the children's father spoke directly to dimaggio and to his daughter, hannah. >> i can't fathom what you were thinking. the damage is done. i'm begging you to let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hannah, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >> cnn's paul vercammen joins me now from san diego. paul, now we have this 1 million dollar bond news. the other question i have in listening to the father, he addressed hannah. he did not address his son in that appeal. can you tell us why? >> well, later on that night also, brooke, along those lines, he said that he was confident that hannah would come back.
he did not say the same thing about the little boy, ethan. as you pointed out, law enforcement officials telling us that the remains found inside dimaggio's home were consistent with that of a child. everything also said at the vigil from family members and friends suggesting that ethan may, indeed, have perished in that fire. and law enforcement officials saying another thing, and that is that they believe dimaggio will or could be charged with two counts of murder, brooke. >> as we talk about the remains in this home, this burning home, do we know when they will be positively id'd? >> reporter: no. of course, you've got a charred body, making things extremely difficult. they're trying to find a dna match or use dental records. they say it could be as soon as later today, possibly tomorrow. they're working furiously on that. also, there's an extreme sense of urgency here as you know in abduction cases, the longer they are protracted, the more the dire consequences often for the
kidnapped victim. so this has become a nationwide search with u.s. marshals, the fbi, state officials and county officials looking everywhere for dimaggio. earlier they said the search extends from texas to canada or mexico. they said they might as well have said oshkosh. indeed the entire country and parts of mexico being blanketed. >> paul vercammen, thank you. meantime, this is a man who killed 13 people, wounded 30 more in a massacre four years ago at ft. hood in texas. now there are concerns nidal s hassan wants to die. he's acting as his own attorney but he's is surrounded by a team of lawyers. they're giving him legal counsel throughout the trial. today they filed a motion with the judge saying they want no part in helping him achieve what they believe is his goal here. to die. why? that goal according to his lawyers is the death penalty.
hasan has denied it standing up in this courtroom today, calling it, quote a twist of the facts. the jury was not present during that exchange. but in the end, the judge calmed a recess until tomorrow while she considers the lawyers' request to reduce their role in this case. russia, now. russia officially snubbed president obama, canceling plans to meet with president putin for a summit in moscow next month. quote, we have informed the russian government that it would be more constructive to postpone the summit until we have more results from our shared agenda. it goes on, the rare diplomatic cold shoulder here seen as retribution. the two countries already at a stalemate over human rights violations. you have adoption bans. afailed arms treaty. syria's bashar al assad. new anti-homosexuality laws. perhaps the most pressing issue right now, let me quote, russia's disappointing decision to grant edward snowden temporary asylum was also a
factor. the nsa leaker now a free man in russia. and during a late night appearance on tv with jay leno, president obama did not mince words about what he thinks of russia and its refusal to hand over edward snowden. >> were you surprised that russia granted snowden asylum? >> i was disappointed. >> mm-hmm. >> because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a lawbreaker or an alleged lawbreaker in their country. we evaluate it and we try to work with them. they didn't do that with us. and in some ways it's reflective of some underlying challenges that we've had with russia lately. there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking. and a cold war mentality. and what i consistently say to them and what i say to president
putin is, that's the past. and, you know, we've got to think about the future. and there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to cooperate more effectively than we do. >> jessica yellin is our chief white house correspondent. she joins me now. jessica, we know the kremlin is saying, you know, they spoke just a short time ago. they're disappointed this summit is a no go. my question is, what does that say about where things stand between the united states and between russia and also what are the changes that these two countries will see eye to eye on anything? >> well, anything is a very broad term. we still plan to go to the olympics which will be happening in russia next year. we still have trade agreements with them. i take your broader point. it is a good one. this is a chilly relationship that has gotten much frostier in the last 24 hours. and much of that is in the u.s.'s estimation because of the decision to grant asylum to edward snowden.
as you point out. but also because of the gaping differences between president obama and president putin on so many of those issues you laid out. and for the obama administration, this has to be a disappointment. because some of the major foreign policy goals the president has set out to achieve in his second term, including nuclear arms reductions and maybe a missile defense agreement would have to require russian cooperation. and this just puts that that much further out of reach, brooke. >> and beyond russia and edward snowden and the laws in russia, it wasn't entirely serious obviously on jay leno last night. the president talked about his love with broccoli. also talked about that lunch with hillary clinton a week back. here they were. >> you and hillary had lunch last week. who invited who to lunch? i'm curious. >> i invited her. >> okay. >> and we had a great time. she had that post administration glow. >> yeah. >> when folks leave the white house. two weeks later, they look
great. you know? but it was a wonderful conversation. by the end of my first term, you know, we had become genuinely close. and i could not have more respect for her. she was a great secretary of state. [ applause ] >> did you notice her measuring the drapes or anything like that? >> keep in mind, she's been there before. >> that's true. >> she doesn't have to measure them. yeah. >> she doesn't have to measure them. she has a post administration glow. this is the fun question where we start to think, was there anything that interview, jessica yellin, where we could glean something about 2016? >> should we start some rumors about a clinton/biden ticket or biden/clinton ticket? i think what we know is that the two of them, obama and clinton, do have a real relationship. and there is a desire, i think, in the white house to see the president's agenda and his
legacy continued. and i think, you know, supporting hillary clinton for president could end up being part of that. that doesn't mean he'll come out behind her or that he will say anything early because she hasn't done anything. it's too soon for any of us to get there. but if she would be the standard bearer for the democratic party, and it looks like she would be the strongest one at this point, i think the obama team would be very solidly behind her. because it would be a continuation of, in their view, what he started. >> jessica, thank you. we should point out you're in california. in about 40 minutes from now the president will be speaking to troops at camp pendleton. he will also, of course, talk to them about their service. we'll bring you those remarks live, camp pendleton, in just a little while. coming up next, he was told to get counseling after video leaked of him saying a racial slur. nfl player riley cooper was back at practice days after he left the team. so what might his own teammates be telling him behind closed doors? say in the locker room? we're going to talk to a former nfl player about that.
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nfl season opener quickly approaching. already back at training camp after being excused from his team last friday is eagles wide receiver riley cooper. i know a lot of you have seen the video. it surfaced last week of cooper angrily using the "n" word at a kenny chesney concert back in june. after saying he needed to seek professional help. so now that he can understand exactly how his words, how that word in particular hurt his teammates, he says he's ready to move on. cooper addressed the proverbial element in the room tuesday. listen to what he says he told his teammates. >> i told them, i don't want you to forgive me because that puts the burden on you. you know, i want -- i want all -- i want it all on me. and, you know, i told them that and i told them i apologize. they could tell it was from the heart. >> let's talk about this. how the eagles are going to deal with this considering his
comments. former atlanta falcon, coy wire, in the studio. good to see you, my friend. >> good to see you, too. >> you're friends with current players, talked to some of the guys on the eagles. how are they feeling about this? >> it's -- there are two differing opinions. there are some guys who are willing to forgive. then there are some guys who are willing to forgive but it's not going to be easy for them to forget. it was interesting to hear those -- those two differing opinions. they all have a team goal, right? they all know they have to get over this or they have to try to keep it out of mind. but i think you said it best. there's an elephant in the room. this isn't going away any time soon. chip kelly, their head coach, made him go to every single person in that locker room at some point to personally tell them how he was feeling and what he was thinking. >> he did. >> yeah. >> i was wondering if he would have to get in there, day one, training camp, hop up on a chair and say, hey, guys, i screwed up. >> i think they're making it
very personal. they want communication with each and every guy. each and every man in that locker room. because there are different views. they want every person to have the opportunity to say, what were you thinking? they want him the opportunity to be able to explain himself. there are two different feelings. some guys say that, you know what? there's not hate in his heart. we know that. it was just a moment of stupidity. there are other guys who are feeling that, you know what? this is a guy who's my teammate and i respected him and could even call him my boy because we were on the same team. now i'm looking at him more of just as a co-worker. you're seeing those two different opinions and feelings about this situation. >> coy, it's one thing to be in the locker room. quite another to obviously be out on the field. the season is coming up. time's flying. it's coming up. so then you have him -- does he have more of a target on his back, "a," and, "b," what about the fans' reaction to him playing? >> this is a situation reminds me a lot of the situation with the gay comments that were made about a year ago, in the past six months, i would say.
it's one of those topics that it's very divisive, obviously, for obvious reasons. rightfully so. i think that when it comes down to it, the team has already spoken loudly and clearly about how they feel about this situation. he's still on the team. the organization has made the decision that this wasn't something that they were going to deem worthy of him not being a part of the team. they think they're able to overcome it. this is a team who needs this guy. they recently lost two wide receivers, which is the position he plays, to acl injuries. they need him on the team. i think that's probably how they're seeing this thing. we're going to get through this. we're going to get over it. >> their play supersedes all. thanks for coming. coming up, we told you about the tragic story in arizona, the 19 elite firefighters killed while battling a fire in june. one of the widows is waging a public fight. she says she's not getting the benefits her husband earned on the job. city leaders, they are not
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an arizona man gave his life battling wildfires to save others. now his widow, mother of four, is battling the city of prescott for the benefits she says her husband earned. she is juliann ashcraft. she was married to 29-year-old andrew, a bran nit mountain
hotshot. remember this was this elite fire fighting unit. he and 18 others were killed in late june. a fire in yarnell, arizona, turned unexpectedly, trapping everyone on the team except for one. juliann says her family deserves the lifetime health insurance and the salary that full-time firefighters received. the city of prescott says andrew was, quote, a seasonal employee therefore not eligible for these payouts. >> the reason that i'm here and speaking out is because my husband already earned it. i shouldn't have to be convincing somebody that him giving his life to save ours was worth some sort of money. again, no amount of compensation will bring him back. none will take away the pain. but i can certainly use the money that would be given as these benefits come in to be sure that i can stay home with our kids and raise them in the way that he and i talked about raising them. we set out a way that i would be able to stay home through his full-time employment to raise
them in a certain way. >> do those benefits include insurance for the kids? >> health insurance for the kids. my baby that's 18 months old needs to see an orthopedic surgeon in a week. i don't have health insurance. i need to be able to spend time with my family. i want to be able to grieve the loss of my husband. that's when's been the worst part. my son started school on monday. every chance i get, every time he comes home and i pick him up, i'm rushed off to another meeting. there's a lot of these administrative things i'm trying to take care of. i don't get to enjoy my children the way i want to. i don't get to make sure they're okay going through this the way that i want to. it's been incredibly stressful. lumped on top of something tragic. i can't wait for the resolve of it. >> that is juliann. this is what the city tells, the newspaper here. quote, the personnel files of these men clearly rebut the unfounded view that employment status and benefits of any of the firefighters were somehow altered or mishandled in a way that would cause any confusion.
we've called the city of prescott. we're waiting for a phone call back. let me bring in our two legal -- our lawyers. faith jenkins and darren kavinoky. so good to see both of you again. it's tough just thinking about this mom of four. you know, she doesn't want to sue but she says she will if she's forced to. faith, does she have a case? >> i think she does. there are laws and policies in place that govern survivor benefits. and the city needs to be transparent and articulate to her why her husband was working 40 hours a week, why if he was actually receiving a full-time firefighter salary, why they are now claiming he is a seasonal employee. where is that stated in the employee handbook? was there an employment contract that was made when he became a firefighter? those are the things that need to be looked at. those are the issues that need to be addressed. the city just can't come forward now and say he's seasonal without actually substantiating that and showing her why that's, in fact, the case. >> darren, do you agree she has a case? >> well, let me amplify that
even further. even if there were some kind of an agreement or some kind of handbook or contract that described him as a seasonal worker, if he's actually doing something different than he's entitled to receive those benefits. it's like that old joke, how many legs does a dog have if you call a tail a leg? the answer is four. it doesn't matter what you call it. it's what it is in real life. and if in real life we've got somebody who's working full time, he should be entitled to those full time benefits. this case illustrates so perfectly the gap between what happens in a court of law and what happens in the court of public opinion. because if you go out there and you ask anybody whether or not this woman deserves those full-time benefits, i think you get a resounding yes. i would surge that city regardless of whatever legal niceties they want to wrap themselves in, take care of this woman and her family. >> yeah. she says he was full time. she insists, you know, saying even before the fire he talked
about the benefits that he was receiving. and the benefits that he was supposed to get. take a listen. >> all that i know is that my husband went to work 12 months of the year for the city of prescott. at no point was he terminated. fill out termination paperwork and rehire paperwork. he just went to work full time. >> if it turns out that, you know, there is this case, the paperwork, though, is incomplete, faith, what side does the law come down on? >> well, they have to clearly define what is a seasonal employee? and what that means. because as darren said, if he's working full time and he's working all of these hours and then perhaps even if the paperwork is incomplete, i think they're going to go to his schedule. they're going to look at the fact he was working these hours. he had a full time schedule. that's the side the law will come down on. >> darren, 20 seconds. final thought. >> yeah. well, final thoughts is that the law should favor the employees who generally have a little leverage against the city. i think ultimately faith is absolutely right. they're going to look behind
whatever that paperwork was and let's call this guy what he really was. if, in fact, he worked full time year round, he's entitled to those benefits. that's it. >> darren and faith, thank you both very much. i should remind you coming up on cnn, jake tapper will talk live to juliann ashcraft about this fight to get these benefits. that's on "the lead" starting in just about half an hour from now. exclusive to us here at cnn. the san diego mayor on tape. one of the women accusing him of sexual harassment reveals a voice mail he left her. and you hear him apparently talking about their last meeting using the "l" word. love. we'll play that for you, next.
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her accusations, just another voice painting this shocking picture of a man entrusted with the city of san diego. >> i shall a person in power should not take advantage of their position to gain a sexual advantage for themselves. >> hugged me a little too closely. and then put his arm around me. like this. and then he proceeded to slide his arm down and then gave a little grab to my derriere. >> he didn't have our backs. he was looking at our backs. >> i just remember trying to get my face towards his to kiss me on the mouth. what we now know from the stories of the other women, it wouldn't have been on my mouth, it would have been more likely in my mouth. >> some of the women and their accusations. today, the number has grown to 13. filner has a new group of accusers. one of them you just heard from. military veterans. if that wasn't shocking enough,
in this cruel twist, they say he preyed upon them after learning they were sexually abused in the service. cnn's kyung la has these exclusive details. >> reporter: it's your newly favorite favorite, bob filner. >> the voice sounded like then congressman bob filner. donna fernandez met him a year ago at a women's veterans event. the problem isn't just the voice mail. it's how filner made advances and to whom. >> we totally felt like we could trust him because he was -- he's always fighting for our cause. >> reporter: fernandez is a retired u.s. air force master sergeant and says she was raped three times while in the military. jerry tinley was in the army and says she also was raped. they and as many as six other veterans say filner met them at san diego support groups for military sexual assault victims.
and made unwanted advances. from verbal passes to groping. >> we're all victims of military sexual assault. and it appears to me that he was targeting this organization and hitting on the women in this organization because they were easy prey. so he's part of an organization that's against sexual assault and sexual violence towards women and sexual harassment, but he's doing the very thing that we are fighting to make stop in our service and in our country. >> reporter: do you feel he was using his power to pray on the women of this organization? >> i do. i do. he didn't have our backs. he was looking at our backs. >> he had our front. >> it's wrong. why would you come here with us and do what you did? why? is it a turn on? >> reporter: the 70-year-old congressman served as chairman of the house veterans affairs committee.
now less than a year after being elected san diego's mayor, he has checked himself into a two-week treatment program to deal with his behavior. his chief of staff would not speak to us about these latest allegations. >> will you come back out and chat with me? >> i'll do my best. i'll let you know one way or the other. >> that was kyung lah reporting. she never came back out. filner's lawyer also had no comment. please watch more of kyung's reporting tonight on erin burnett out front 7:00 eastern only here on cnn. the queen of talk making a return to acting after 15 years. oprah winfrey sits down with cnn. we're talking everything from race relations in the u.s. to running her own network. don't miss this interview with nischelle turner. also just in, we are hearing about a bomb threat. how a bomb threat was made involving this us airways flight that landed in philly just a short time ago. more on that, next. 130 calories
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we have an update for you on this plane here that landed from ireland in philadelphia just about an hour and a half ago. we told you some sort of threat was called in.
apparently to the faa while this thing was in the air. here's what we now know. this is from susan candiotti's sources. chief inspector philadelphia police. we know a phone threat was made, being described as, quote, unquote, an explosive threat the plane would blow pup. the single call was made when the flight was an hour outside of philadelphia. that was the final destination for the aircraft. the plane as you can see landed safely. all 171 passengers plus the 8 crew members are now off the plane. the passengers have been taken to a terminal. carry-on bags have been checked. they've been cleared. the checked luggage is now just about done being rechecked. all passengers are being questioned by the fbi. this is in terminal "a" of the air pors, teport airport, term gnat -- terminal "a" east. now to oprah.
oprah is talking about her very first movie role in 15 years. she plays the wife of "the butler," an african-american man who served seven presidents. take a look. >> i don't know how many stories you're going to hear because they done swore him to some kind of secret code. >> oprah sat down for a one on one with cnn entertainment correspondent nischelle turner and explained how film director lee daniels convinced her to take on this challenging role. >> i was going through building own and thank goodness we were on the other side. at least headed in the right direction for that. i said to lee, this is the absolute worst time you could ask me to do anything, lee. and, you know, he just would not take no for an answer. i think that one of the reasons why there's so much still lingering prejudice and racism is because we don't get to see people as ourselves. and so this was an opportunity,
i thought, to let the world feel the heart of the butler. the heart of this period that really was a defining period in the lives of many black people, but also our nation. >> well, our correspondent who's sitting across from the oprah winfrey, nischelle turner, i bet you were pinching yourself sitting across from her. i mean, obviously the role seems to mean a lot for her. >> yeah, it definitely does, brooke. one of the things she said to me that was so profound, she quoted from a maya angelou poem called "our grandmothers." she said one of the lines in that poem was i enter as 1, but i stand at 10,000. that's kind of what this role meant to her. she said her mother was a maid. her grandmother was a maid. her great-grandmother was a slave. she comes from a long line of domestics. she says she stands on their shoulders. she wanted to do something that celebrated their legacy. but, you know, it still took a lot of persistence from director lee daniels to get her to say
yes to this role. ultimately she says, look, it was the message of the film that convinced her. she told me that she hopes this film, lee daniels' "the butler" helps keep the conversations about race, about race relations and the valuation of life, all those conversations that we're having today, she hopes that this film keeps those going. >> what did she say in terms of present day, in terms of racial issues that clearly still plague our society in 2013? >> you know, it was interesting. i put the question right to her. does oprah winfrey still experience racism? you know, not even oprah, who's changed the face of television, she's created her own network, she's running an empire, apparently is immune to racism. she says she does experience it in a different way. just kind of look what she told me. >> nobody's going to call up -- come up to me and call me the "n" word unless they're on twitter and i can't find them. the twitter thugs. so i've learned to leave the
twitter thugs alone. unless -- unless it's something ridiculous. nobody's going to do it. but i experience racism in ways that you experience when you have reached a level where people can't call you to your face. i experience it through people's expectations and lack thereof. i use it to my advantage. it's a wonderful thing when people count you out because they think you can't do something. it's a wonderful thing. i always say this. there's a poem by maya angelou called "our grandmothers." there's a line in there that says, when i walk into the room, i come as one. but i stand as 10,000. so when i walk into the room and i'm the only one standing in there, i'm the only one, doesn't bother me a bit. >> you know, the interesting thing, brooke. she was talking about that poem, i was saying, this is something i don't know if it made me naive
or makes me optimistic. i didn't expect her to say she still experienced racism. i wanted her to say she's past that. >> the twitter thugs, she says. >> oh, the twitter thugs. >> michele turner with the oprah winfrey. thank you for sharing, my friend. appreciate it. >> sure. coming up, 425 million reasons to stick around. the power ball jackpot is climbing. the drawing hours away. one state has sold by far the most winning tickets. we reveal that state, next. entree, plus dessertalad, all just $14.99. come into red lobster, and sea food differently. right now, go to for $10 off 2 select entrees. good monday through thursday.
all right. let's take you straight to california. as has been anticipated, here he is. the president of the united states speaking to a huge crowd of u.s. marines at camp pendleton. >> i want to thank all of your commanders for welcoming me today. including general calanaise and general busby. i want to recognize staff, noncommissioned officers ronald green, scott helms and david joe. i want to salute debbie nichols and all the spouses and military families who are here. because we understand they're the force behind the force. just like michelle is the force
behind me. i want everyone to give a big round of applause to the amazing families who serve along with you. [ cheers and applause ] and i want to acknowledge members of congress who are here including susan davis, darrell issa and dana rohrabacher. now, i've got to tell you the truth. i've been looking forward to this visit because -- this is a little tricky to say this. but my family and i, we've got a special place in our hearts for the marine corps. now, part of it is because every day at the white house, we're surrounded by marines. in fact, we probably got some
folks here who were at the white house who are now here at camp pendleton. see? i figured as much. then, of course, every time i need to -- kind of a hop, skip and a jump somewhere, every time i get on marine one, i rely on some of the best aviators in the world. i've seen your honor. i've seen your courage. i've seen your commitment. whether in protecting our diplomatic posts around the world or preparing to deploy to iraq or afghanistan or recovering from wounds received in battle. you know, a few years ago, you gave a great camp pendleton welcome to my wife, michelle. and i know it's not as exciting when i come to visit, but she says hi. i guess i'm kind of like that
army general who once said, the more marines i have around, the better i like it. i'm here because for more than a decade, you and all our men and women in uniform have borne the burden in this time of war. ever since that awful september morning when our nation was attacked. when thousands of innocent americans were killed. we've been at war against al qaeda. and our fight in afghanistan nearly 12 years has become america's longest war. i'm here because we recently marked another milestone in this war. as of this past june, for the first time, afghan forces have taken the lead for security across their entire country. instead of leading the fight, our troops now have a different mission, which is to train and
advise and assist afghan forces. and what that signals is, that our war in afghanistan has entered the final chapter. more of our troops are coming home. we'll be down to 34,000 this winter. by the end of next year, in just 17 months, the transition will be complete. afghans will take full responsibility for their security, and our war in afghanistan will be over. none of this progress would have been possible had it not been for you. we thank all who have served there. especially our camp pendleton marines. after our nation was attacked, you were some of the very first conventional forces in afghanistan. racing in. hundreds of miles by helicopter. toppling that regime and driving al qaeda from its camps. then when the fight shifted to iraq, you were there.
racing towards baghdad, deposing a dictator. and through years of combat, in takrit when we refocused on afghanistan, you led the way again, surging into helmand, pushing the taliban out of its trongholds. when future generations study those fights, they will stand in awe of the unparalleled sacrifice of the 3rd battalion 5th marines or darkhorse marines. today we hold close the memory of all who have made the ultimate sacrifice and these years of war. that includes 326 fallen heroes
from camp pendleton. we honor all of them, every single one of them, and we stand with their families, like the gold star families i had an opportunity to meet with before i came out here. we are grateful to them. we are grateful for their sacrifices. they have given a piece of their heart to america, and america will always honor the sacrifice. i know some of you recently returned from afghanistan. on behalf of a grateful nation, welcome home. we send our prayers to all those who at this very moment are still in harm's way, including your regimental combat team 7, which is coming home this month. i know some of you are getting ready to deploy in the months to come. this is still a hard fight. our afghan partners have stepped up. they're bearing a bigger brunt
of the firepower, taking on a lot more casualties. they are in the lead, but it's still tough, and we're still needing them. here's what i want every single one of you to know -- because of you, the 9/11 generation, we are accomplishing what we set out to do. because of you, osama bin laden is no more. because of you, al qaeda's top ranks have been handled. the core of al qaeda in afghanistan and pakistan is on the way to defeat. that happened because of you. because of you, more afghans are re-claiming their communities, their markets, their schools, their towns. they have a chance to forge their own future. because of you, more afghans are trained in stepping up and defending their own country. because of you and to preserve
the gains you fought and bled for, we are going to make sure that afghanistan is never again a source of attacks against our country. that happened because of you. so the war in afghanistan will end, for you that means fewer deployments, more training time, preparing for the future, getting back to what marines do better than anybody else on earth, amphibious operations. it means more time here on the home front with your families, your wives, your husbands, your kids. but, of course, the end of the war in afghanistan doesn't mean the end of threats to our nation. as i've said before, even as we decimated the al qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11, al qaeda affiliates and
likeminded extremists still threaten our homeland. still threaten our diplomatic facilities. still threaten our businesses abroad. we've got to take these threats seriously, and do all we can to confront them. we've been reminded of this again in recent days. so i want to take a special time-out to salute all our brave diplomats and tireless intelligence and military personnel who have been working around the clock to safeguard our embassies and consulates and fellow americans serving overseas, including all those vigilant marines standing guard at our embassies around the world. they're doing an outstanding job. president obama saying because of you, camp pendleton, because of you, u.s. marines, americans really stand in awe, talking about the 9/11 generation, taking out osama bin laden, taking out the top ranks
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and as promised, back to the president. >> to do that, we're going to need some help out of washington.
congress couldn't agree on a plan to reduce the deficit in what i consider a sensible way, so instead what we've got is these big across the board cuts called the sequester. sequester kicked in. it includes defense, and we're already starting to see the effects. if you're in pendleton, you're feeling it. hard-working folks are getting furloughed. families are getting by on less, fewer shifts for your training exercises. commissary your families rely on are closed a day a week. we can do better than that. that's not how a great nation should be treating its military and military families. by the way, cuts in other non-defense areas of the budget affect our troops and military families as well. our military, part of what makes us best is we've got extraordinary recruits, but if we want the best qualified
recruits, we shouldn't be cutting investments in education. we should be increasing our investment in education. our wounded warriors, our veterans depend on new technology for the recovery in their health care, so we shouldn't be slashes investments in science and medical research. we should continue to be the world leader in science and research. so that's why i'm going to keep on working to get rid of this sequester. you get up and do your jobs every day. let's make sure washington gets up and does its job. you know, and what makes me. we've got to pull away, because this does it for me at cnn. if you would like to continue watching the president, you can do so, just go on to our home page, we'll be streaming this entire address live for you as the president continues to speak here and is beginning to get
political here. two trooo troops in pendleton. thank you so very much for watching. we'll see you back here in washington. we go to washington "the lead" with jake tapper starts right now. so why did we have to wait for jay leno to ask the president about this terror threat for him to finally say something public about it. i'm jake tapper, this is "the lead." p.m. addressing the troops while yemen sell it foiled an al qaeda terror plot, but apparently not the went that let to a worldwide alert? we'll get answers straight from the state department in just a few moments. the national league, her husband was one of the 19 elite firefighters killed together in arizona. now she says she's not getting the full death benefits she desperately needs to raise their four children on her own. we'll talk to her momentarily. the sports lead, a braves pitcher